Priebus appears to be trying to win back the social conservatives, after abandoning them in the 2012 election. Now he says that there is nothing that needs changing in the republican platform, but he still is dumping on the two candidates that his ‘administration’ threw under the bus in 2012.
Is Priebus feeling the loss? Have a lot of other people left the republican party after Mourdock and Akin were dumped by them in the 2012 election? Did they finally figure out that millions of conservatives stayed home last November, and that more of us are contemplating it this time?
Mourdock said absolutely nothing wrong in his interview. There were no biological errors. Some people believe in a less personal Deity, or would split theological hairs between the term “intend” and “allow”, but that is not an issue of biology. It should be permissible for a candidate to speak his religious beliefs.
Akin ‘hyperbolized’ the idea that stress could adversely affect fertility, but it remains essentially correct that pregnancy from rape only accounts for a tiny portion of abortions done in the U.S.
Neither candidate should have been abandoned for their statements, but Priebus and the republican elites threw these two under the bus at the behest of the leftist media.
Your friendly Pharmer would send money, again, to either man if they ran for office. Congratulations to both Mourdock and Akin for sticking by the MAJORITY of women who would not have an abortion if they became pregnant from rape, because they believe in the sacredness of life. Society has basically abandoned them, by expecting women who have been raped to kill their babies.
Republican leadership has been selling true conservatives out for years. It appears that Priebus wants to throw a tiny bone at those of us who have left them. After so many betrayals, this is not going to be effective.
It’s complete idiocy to suggest that one person should be killed for the crime of another. Plenty of people are willing to dehumanize the baby in order to make her into the scapegoat of rape. We have more reported rapes since the legalization of abortion, and more reported pregnancies from “rape”. Not all of these stories are genuine, hence the term “legitimate rape”, for which Akin has been castigated. There was no reason at all to castigate Richard Mourdock for suggesting that God can bring something good out of a bad event.
My main difference with Ann Coulter is that I hate to be illogical, inconsistent and wrong, on the issue of abortion, just because the majority chooses to be wrong.
Coulter, with her expensive Cornell education, apparently doesn’t mind closely following the herd wherever it goes, on the issue of killing humans, indicating that she has no core values in this area. She’s is being pelted with the herd’s excrement, as well as stepping in it, making her a very messy Cornell gurl. Who would want to make a huge financial investment for an education that produces such a result?
This is the Pro-life Vid of the day over at Jill Stanek’s pro-life place.
Richard Mourdock on seeing only “life of the mother” as sufficient excuse for abortion: “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” Mourdock did not back down when asked to explain his statement: “What I said was, in answering the question form my position of faith, I said I believe that God creates life. I believe that as wholly and as fully as I can believe it. That God creates life. Are you trying to suggest that somehow I think that God pre-ordained rape? No, I don’t think that. That’s sick. Twisted. That’s not even close to what I said. What I said is that God creates life.”
Pharmer will have to send a another donation to Mourdock’s campaign today.
Not a dime was sent to the Romney campaign because he threw Todd Akin under the bus.
The Republican establishment leadership showed your friendly Pharmer their lack of gonads one too many times, and now there is no use for the party affiliation.
Romney’s response to Mourdock is expected. The only reason to vote for Romney is to get rid of Obama, who is crazy for abortion.
Hopefully Mourdock will continue to stick to his guns with respect to this statement. A pregnancy from rape can produce as big a gift as any other kind of unplanned pregnancy.
Why have people become so offended by the idea that God decides the life and death matters?
The failed control freaks will be identifiable by their reaction to Mourdock’s statement.
One last note: Abortion is frequently and successfully used for concealing the fact of rape. Planned Parenthood is known for assisting with this concealment.
Signs that Lugar had been in place for two long were his approval of Obama’s Supreme court appointees and his HHS secretary. He had lost the support of pro-lifers and the NRA.
Despite Lugar’s 10 to 1 ad expenditures, he could not defeat the strong Teaparty support behind Mourdock. Towards the end, the incumbent was begging democrats to cross over and and support him in the primary. He even ran a democrat-style television ad featuring an elderly lady expressing fear that Mourdock would take away her social security. (Note that the Ryan plan, which Mourdock supports, does not remove funding from those already on social security.)
A series of Mourdock signs have adorned the Pharm this past month. The one below survived regular inspections by cattle, as well as three significant storms, to remain in place through election day.
Mourdock recycles, so Pharmer will be out collecting signs this evening. 🙂
Do you think that Lugar will spend his retirement in Indiana??
Both Dick Lugar and Orrin Hatch have stayed too long in Washington and the Tea Party is working to replace them. Hatch appears to have a better chance of surviving the onslaught. Indiana Democrats are assisting with the destruction of Lugar over such issues as residency and the cost of his hotel stays in Indiana since he has not been a resident since 1977. Lugar has responded by returning some of the cost of his hotel stays, and has changed the address on his voter registration.
Richard Mourdock is closing in on Lugar despite being outspent by the incumbent.
Remember…….. Lugar thought that Sotomayor, and Kagan were acceptable Supreme Court Justices, and that Kathleen Sebelius was a competent and worthy choice to head the Dept. of Health and Human Services. That’s an Obamanation !
Pharmer’s understanding is that every American, who is employed by another, pays this tax. This leaves the self employed to be screwed by the gas tax with no offset. This latter group has been abused too much by the government. Also the payroll tax is the funding vehicle for social security. Is it a good idea to raid the mechanism for paying social security (which is already in the hole) without reducing social security outlays first?
Lugar’s solution was for the government to make a sin tax for gasoline use, to discourage our dependency on oil, and to encourage fuel alternatives. Always a government tax solution for every problem …… he has been in Washington too long.